Reviewed 8 July, 2016
We are most disappointed with having chosen to stay here. There were several problems, many of which were because despite reviews stating that there was an American owner, he was nowhere to be found and nobody there speaks English. Google translate is marginal and we had difficulty understanding the information from them. The room was adequate, but the bed was uncomfortable and the bathroom was only marginally clean. The pool was sort of green. Breakfast was ok, if you like sharing with the ants that were all over the buffet table. Despite being one of only two rooms occupied they would not let us have a late breakfast and we enjoy sleeping late.
It is well located on a quiet street and near the town center...but there are a lot of other hotels on that street.
I simply would not stay here again. Definitely not worth the money.
Not at all what we expected,
Reviewed 12 January, 2016
After having read the reviews, we expected a pleasant, small, quiet hotel near the center. While the hotel is small, fairly quiet and near the center, it is anything but pleasant. The woman who runs the hotel, Suely could barely communicate with us, as she did not speak english at all. She tried to use a computer to translate for her, but that is not what we expected from prior reviews which highlighted an American owner. She said he was not there. Thus, the expected availability of information about the area was not met. The room was small and smelled of mold. We requested another room and were told that we had to pay almost twice our rate to upgrade. The room had minimal ventilation and the air conditioner, while making a great deal of noise, did little to cool or dehumidify the room. Breakfast was highly repetitive, with the same things being presented for all five days of our stay and nothing hot was served, just cold cheese, ham, fruit etc.. The pool was in poor condition and was not appealing as it was full of leaves and dirt. The wi-fi was intermittent and very slow when it was available. When we tried to discuss this, we were simply told that the wi-fi was functioning - despite our experience that it was not.
The worst of all was the energy there. The manager, Suely appeared to be quite angry and annoyed much of the time. My wife overheard her yelling at one of the women who worked there - hardly the kind of management technique to be presented in front of guests. When we asked about items in the minibar, which was empty when we arrived, we were simply told the prices of things..which were far and above what we were able to purchase them for in a local market. There was a tension and aggression there that made the stay very uncomfortable. Had we not been asked to pay for the entire stay at check in, we would certainly have checked out and sought another hotel.
All in all, I can not say that I would recommend this place to anyone. I am certain that there are other hotels which would be more pleasant and acceptable.
Great little pousada
Reviewed 17 January, 2015
A wonderful little place with a nice pool and a few rooms. The location is perfect - close to the Bordot walk with its bars and restaurants. The friendly owner Paul will give you a thorough explanation of the differences between the local beaches. New cake every breakfast completes the awesomeness.
Ask for a room upstairs, the balconies overlooking the pool area are really neat!
Reviewed 1 May, 2014
Reasonable price. Perfect location. Friendly staff. Walking distance from "rua das pedras" and Azeda beach. Room is simple, better not turn on the disappointed cable tv. Minibar big enough to receive your bought stuff.
too expensive for what u get
Reviewed 9 February, 2014
there can't be said anything about the friendly and helpful staff. the breakfast was all right.
our room was very dark and seemed to be in need of some renovation. the ac was so loud we had to turn it off to be able to sleep. we could have dealt with that but not for this price!